A unique brand of Yukon-based Funk.
Tight, passionate grooves that make you move.
"Make no mistake, Major Funk and the Employment is a big band with a big sound and big plans." -Ken Bolton (What's Up Yukon)
"Probably the most danceable band I can think of." -Angela Drainville, AAMF Producer (Yukon News)
Major Funk and the Employment is a hard-working group of dedicated musicians whose collective ambition is to deliver high quality danceables to the people. Founded in Whitehorse in 2014 by bassist Etienne Girard, the band mixes a strong and steadfast rhythm section with a colourful collection of guitars, horns, keyboards, and passionate vocals. Major Funk’s big and unique sound has headlined the Dawson City Music Festival, Atlin Arts and Music Festival, and has gotten crowds grooving across Western Canada. What’s Up Yukon has characterized Major Funk as “quirky but really smooth". Their 2016 live album “Hot Off The Floor” captured their live energy and showcases their eclectic style and musicianship. With their forthcoming 2018 studio album "Thoughts", Major Funk and the Employment continue to bring their tight, bass-driven tunes to enthusiastic audiences far and wide.
The Major Funk roster:
Etienne Girard (bass), Selina Heyligers Hare (keys and vocals), Adrian Burrill (trumpet and vocals), Lee Campese (drums), David Dugas (guitar), Glen Emond (guitar), Fiona Solon (vocals), Olivier de Colombel (saxophone), Fred Osson (saxophone and vocals), Andrea McColeman (keys).
Together, Major Funk and the Employment take pride in making people dance, with their infectious and inimitable sound to create incendiary performances.